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Talent Q Numerical Test

Talent Q Elements Numerical Test

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Talent Q Numerical Test

The Talent Q Elements numerical test assesses a candidate’s ability to analyse and understand numerical data. The tests are popular for recruiting any role where the ability to work with numerical data forms a key part of the role.

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Start with these two free numerical questions, similar in style to Talent Q’s. Remember to set your timer for each question to 75 seconds, to simulate the amount of time you have for each question in the actual test.

Worked solutions follow the questions. If the answer you’ve selected isn’t correct, make sure you understand where you went wrong and how to calculate the right answer.

Example Question 1

talent q numerical test

What is the difference in the average value of each sale for the bottom 95% of customers between 2018 and 2020?

a) £115

b) £125

c) £135

d) £145

Solution

Step 1: Number of customers in bottom 95%: 2018 = 3,000 x 95% = 2,850 2020 = 4,000 x 95% = 3,800

Step 2: Calculate revenue with bottom 95% customers: 2018 = £6,000,000 x 40% = £2,400,000 2020 = £7,500,000 x 50% = £3,750,000

Step 3: Calculate average sale per bottom 95% customer: 2018 = £2,400,000 divided by 2,850 = £842 2020 = £3,750,000 divided by 3,800 = £987

Step 4: Calculate difference: = £987 - £842 = £145

So the answer is d).

Example Question 2

talent q numerical

If there were an equal number of games in each year, which team had the highest winning percentage across the two years?

a) Liverpool

b) Real Madrid

c) Barcelona

d) Juventus

As there are the same number of games, you can just add up the percentages and divide by 2:

Real Madrid: (41% + 46%) / 2 = 43.50%

Barcelona: (45% + 40%) / 2 = 42.50%

Juventus: (44% + 56%) / 2 = 50.00%

Bayern Munich: (38% + 49%) / 2 = 43.50%

Liverpool: (56% + 59%) / 2 = 57.50%

Man City: (46% + 44%) / 2 = 45.00%

So the answer is a).

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Are Talent Q tests hard?

Talent Q tests are designed to be challenging. On the positive side, the adaptive nature of the tests allows you to perform to the best of your numerical ability and stand out from other applicants. Ensuring that you practice the tests will help hone your numerical skills and let your natural ability shine through.

How are Talent Q numerical tests scored?

There is no set pass mark with a Talent Q test. The overall mark achieved in the Talent Q test is either compared to an overall benchmark set by the employer, or compared against the scores of other candidates.

How long is a Talent Q numerical test?

The test takes just over 15 minutes, with 75 seconds to complete each of the 12 questions in the test.

Can you use a calculator?

You can use a calculator in the test. It is also advisable to have a pen and paper with you, so you can note down any calculations.

How can I improve my numerical reasoning?

Refreshing your memory on basic numerical concepts such as fractions, ratios and percentages can help improve your numerical skills. Reading infographics and working out what the image conveys – before reading the accompanying text – can also help you focus on analysing numerical information.

What's the difference between Talent Q and Korn Ferry tests?

Korn Ferry is an assessment organisation that became part of the Hay group (which also owns Talent Q) in 2014. Korn Ferry aptitude tests are distinct from talent Q tests, however, despite having the same owner.

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Talent Q Elements Numerical Test Tips

1Sharpen your numerical skills

Ensure that you know how to calculate percentages, ratios and use fractions. Become confident in analysing tables, graphs, and charts, and picking out the relevant information from data. Practicing tests will help you refresh your knowledge of using mathematical concepts.

2Read the question carefully

When faced with a timed test, it is tempting to skim-read the question. Take the time to read the question properly and understand what the question is asking, so you don’t miss key information or misinterpret the question.

3Simulate test conditions

Take any practice tests in the same conditions as you would the actual test. This means practicing tests in a room free from distraction, using a calculator, timing each question, and applying the same focus to the questions as you would in the actual test.

4Stay calm

Don’t panic if you are struggling to answer a question and your time runs out. Remain calm and positively approach the following question. Take each question individually and remember that due to the adaptive nature of the test, you have the opportunity to still perform at your best even if you struggle on some questions.

5Make notes

The test allows you to use a calculator, but don’t forget to use a pen and paper for your working out. If the answer you arrive at isn’t listed in the list of multiple-choice answers, you can then revisit your workings to see where you went wrong, recalculate and select the answer you believe to be correct.

Numerical Reasoning Video Tutorials

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Data Interpretation

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Reviews of our Numerical Reasoning tests

What our customers say about our Numerical Reasoning tests

  • United Kingdom

    November 22, 2022

    Good

    Good range and variety of questions Maybe add a section next to the timer which suggests how much time you should spend on each question

  • United Kingdom

    November 22, 2022

    Sharpening of the mind!

    Certainly helped me review mathematical techniques in preparation and practise areas I otherwise wouldn't have

  • United Kingdom

    November 22, 2022

    Great range of questions

    Found it key to read the different labels on the graph, really helped my progress. Gave a range of different types of charts in different contexts.

  • Bangladesh

    November 21, 2022

    Analytical Ability

    I liked that the test balances the difficulties of the questions. However, it would be more efficient if each question contains a specific time limit.

  • South Africa

    November 21, 2022

    Good

    Graph descriptions are not obvious at the start, but becomes obvious by looking at the questions as you go along.

  • Puerto Rico

    November 21, 2022

    Pretty easy, but the timer makes it slightly stressful

    I liked that not all the questions were the same and that they introduced different graphs for each couple of questions, but sometimes the questions were made so that the process was almost the same for some of them' I don't know if that's the point. Nonetheless, I enjoyed the test.

  • United Kingdom

    November 19, 2022

    Very advanced and tidy website

    The smoothness of the website allows the user to see the values of the graphs very quickly and therefore they can make faster calculations. Great colours and fonts, clear questions yet challenging but overall it was a joy to partake in the tests.

  • South Africa

    November 18, 2022

    Be as fast and calculative as you can

    I like the fact that I was able to use a calculator and still be fast, although percentage calculations were difficult for me.

  • Nigeria

    November 18, 2022

    My numerical test

    The test was quite a challenge because you had to use your head for calculations and you had to keep track of time in order not to delay. It was also fun but time cautious

  • United Kingdom

    November 16, 2022

    Challenging questions

    The questions were good for keeping me on my toes and were similar to online assessment questions I've seen in the past.